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Feb 24, 2006

Freckles + smile

A marvelous image sent in by Ms. Gabrielle Pope, of SF Chicks with Sticks. The image comes from one of those fabulous emails with a billion animal images in it. Email me if the photo is yours, for your credit!

/follow up, 3/4/06. The photographer is Shelley Sanders. Found by Cuteologist Heidi A. Thank you, Heidi!/


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Holy adorable, batman!

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 10:55 AM

What is this?! Caterpillar?!
Teehee - like Yoda looks... :o)

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 10:56 AM


Hmm, I think maybe fishface looks more like E.T. than Yoda.

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 11:07 AM

It's a Puffer Fish

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 11:10 AM

AWWW!!! No one must ever turn him into sushi.

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 11:17 AM

EEEEEEEE. My favorite!

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 11:18 AM

wow - this is unbelievably cute and weird at the same time. god/dess sure can create some amazing creatures.

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 11:19 AM

I would just love to cuddle it...if I was another fish!

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 11:21 AM

Love the smile. Very photogenic.

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 11:47 AM

Ick. No. Fish are not cute. I don't care if it's smiling, it's slimey and scaley and has pokey things sticking out of its head. And major Beady Eye Factor.
(runs off to find a nice puppy or bunny picture to look at)

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 11:53 AM

this is the only fish I will ever love....

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 12:00 PM

Actually I was just going to post that I like his eyes; they are very pretty.

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 12:00 PM

Wow! I've never closely look at a Puffer fish like that before! Amazing close-up!

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 12:10 PM

One word: kawaaaaiiiiii!!! (Faints.)

E. Collison
 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 12:14 PM

this fish definitly does not have beady eyes - it's eyes are anything but small! that's also one of the reasons why i think this little fish is very, very cute - it looks so happy :) my favorite fish is the cowfish, though. it's bright yellow with spots and has little horns on its head. hee hee

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 12:14 PM

Yep - a happy fish, with sparkly eyes. (Faints again.)

I wants it, I does.

E. Collison
 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 12:21 PM

It looks like the work of photographer Akiyoshi Ito.

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 12:35 PM

All I can think of is:
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming"

NOW, let's see how many folks get that reference..

(StormCat waits....)

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 12:55 PM

StormCat: Finding Nemo! Weeeheheheee! =o)

Ultimate in cuteness! ^,^

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 01:05 PM

Dory's song in finding nemo.

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 01:08 PM

I just wandered her through many blogs and I lu-huh-huv your blog. It is really just wonderful!

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 01:39 PM

StormCat -- I'm assuming the questions get harder as the contestants get closer to the $1M mark?

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 01:43 PM

This fish looks just like me!

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 02:06 PM

There seems to be a fine line here between cute and truly hideous ...

And a question for the experts: when I watch TV for 24 hours straight this weekend, is it conceivable that I'll get overdosed with cuteness?

(For sure I'll get overdoes with hideousness.)


 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 02:07 PM

Yes, it is quite adorable, but pufferfish only get puffy when they are truly aggrevated and angry & it can potentially affect their health for the worst. :/ sorry. heheh. But yes. cute.

Nana B
 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 02:12 PM

Oh, I have ALWAYS thought puffers have the most gorgeous eyes. They're like lapis set in a ring of amber. Plus they're all smiley... PLUS they can get pointy!

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 02:17 PM

oh my god...it's trying out for the new version of little house on the prairie.He is their 1st choice, tied with "Whatever you say, Mr. Lasseter!", and "Smile:You're on underwater camera".

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 02:42 PM

A local library has a huge saltwater aquarium with one of these little guys in it. Unlike all the other fish, this one will come to the glass and look at you while you look at it. It will even follow you as you walk around the aquarium :-)

Pang Mao
 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 03:00 PM

He just looks so H A P P Y

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 03:57 PM

Wow, I am surprised at how cute this non-furry little guy really is! I am all for alternative cuteness.

Driver B
 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 04:20 PM

I didn't know eyes could look juicy when they're underwater! @_@

HEE! AWW! Heheheee...


Denita TwoDragons
 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 06:24 PM

Like stated above, cute and yet not so cute...which means it's squeal worthy. ;D

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 06:31 PM

Let me tell you I worked in two offices with puffer fish and they are the sweetest most amiable "pets." One of them would follow me from end to end of the fish tank (a rather large tank it was)with that adorable smile. Honestly, we'd play like that a few times a day. I really love them so much. I'm astonished that anyone would find them not cute. So weird, your loss.

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 08:20 PM

OH-MY-GOD! I've never SEEN the likes! Sure, its head is all spiney and sinister. But. . its like some benevolent alien from the abyss . . its purply eyes glimmering . . its little tinkerbell wings aflapping . . and . . its smiling!!! Aaaaa. We come in peace.

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 09:49 PM

I love pufferfish!!!! I squeeled with delight then died when I saw this little guy on here. How can you not like a cute little smiling feesh with glittery eyes?

 |  Feb 24, 2006 at 11:12 PM

Pixar couldn't create a fish this cute. Mercy.

 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 12:24 AM

Thats such a great foto!!

 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 12:51 AM

i'm in wuv!!! (and i luv this website...thanks for cheering me up today...I didn't know that other people had "cuteness explosions" too!)

 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 01:33 AM

I thought I was the only one with blowfish lovin's- boy howdy am I glad that I obviously am not!!

 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 04:12 AM

it's ET!!

 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 04:39 AM

anyone wants a sushi? yummi :DDD

 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 05:04 AM

This just makes me laugh out loud!

Angela Giles Klocke
 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 06:58 AM

I bet it's cockney.

"i wanna go dahn the pub, see? - but the missus? Well, she shouts at me while i'm in the hall. I get all anooyed and *boof* i can't get out the bleedin door, can I?"

 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 07:15 AM

Matt--ever heard of fugu...? Go on, try it--you'll love it. Don't mind that little piece of paper you have to sign before you chow down, though. It's just a technicality.


Denita TwoDragons
 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 08:58 AM

(The above was said in a humorous manner and not meant to be taken mean-spiritedly...)


Denita TwoDragons
 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 09:00 AM

its lovley

 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 09:59 AM

So, what is the basic policy if the copyright owner objects to your publishing his or her photograph and reaping the benefit of traffic, publicity, and goodwill based on their work?

I was just curious how you handle that sort of thing since most of these works do not appear to be paid for.

Content Owner
 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 11:12 AM

To "Content Owner" with website "copyright.com" --

If you have a specific, legitimate concern regarding any photo(s) posted in this blog, then I suggest you email the owner at meg@frostdesign.net . She does respond to reasonable requests.

Also, since you mention "goodwill," some friendly advice: The comments area for these blog entries amounts to a public forum, more or less. Posting in oblique, snide language will be counter-productive for you, more likely than not.

 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 12:44 PM

That's a really sweet smile..

 |  Feb 25, 2006 at 01:58 PM

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